What will happen if a friend of mine is turning himself in for stealing bank account funds?

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What will happen if a friend of mine is turning himself in for stealing bank account funds?

he money was stolen via PayPal, now in order to transfer the money to his PayPal account he made an account in the cardholders sons name, and then transferred it to his account. He only did this to not have a conflict of names with the credit card company preventing the transfers otherwise he would have put it on his own. The money was transferred from the credit card on the created account to his own which he then used to purchase items. The total amount is roughly $5000. Now he is a first time offender, an exemplary student in the top 10% of his class, and only 17. What would be the most likely punishment in this case. And would it be identity theft?

Asked on August 13, 2013 under Criminal Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

Stan Helinski / McKinley Law Group

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

You definitely shouldn't be posting this up here--you're turning yourself into a witness. State and local police can learn your identity very easily.  He should contact a lawyer immediately and not speak with anyone about this. 


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